Koe claims Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship males’s title in comeback victory


TORONTO — You most likely have a greater likelihood of efficiently navigating an asteroid subject than profitable outright together with your final shot if you’re down by two factors within the eighth finish. And to do it twice throughout back-to-back video games within the semifinals and last of the Princess Auto Gamers’ Championship?

By no means inform Kevin Koe the percentages then because the Canadian skip pulled it off Saturday in opposition to compatriot Brad Gushue after which once more Sunday with the boys’s title on the road in opposition to Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller at Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Koe accomplished a 5-4 comeback victory over Schwaller to earn his fifth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title as a skip and first with third Tyler Tardi, second Brad Thiessen and lead Karrick Martin. The Calgary-based crew earned $40,000 whereas Schwaller took residence $25,000.

It was the final occasion with the staff for Thiessen, who’s stepping again from aggressive curling to spend extra time along with his household.

Schwaller was taking part in in his first Grand Slam last. He joined forces with fourth Benoît Schwarz, second Sven Michel and lead Pablo Lachat this season, they usually earned bronze medals on the world championship one week in the past.

Earlier, Sweden’s Isabella Wranå gained her first Grand Slam title after defeating Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 6-5 within the ladies’s last.


The KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup concludes the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season, Might 2-7, on the Co-operators Centre in Regina.

Broadcast protection begins Might 4 on Sportsnet and SN NOW.



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